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Health and Social Care

Meet the Staff

Gaynor Comber - Head of Health and Social Care

Cressida Bowden - Teacher of Health and Social Care 

Katy Hooper - Teacher of Health and Social Care

Gemma Larcombe - Teacher of Health and Social Care

Rebecca Smith - Teacher of Health and Social Care

 

Years 9, 10 & 11

 

Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care gives a practical, real-world approach to learning and develops specific knowledge and skills learners need to work successfully in the care industry.  It is ideally suited for those students wishing to follow a career as a youth worker, health visitor or care worker.

This is delivered to Years 9, 10 and 11.

Exam Board is Pearson Edexcel

The BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Technical qualification in Health and Social Care is worth the equivalent of 1 GCSE. Students will achieve a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* at Level 2 or a Level 1 Pass.

As well as developing an understanding of key content required to work in the care industry.  Students will also develop the skills of: team working; working from a prescribed brief; working to deadlines; presenting information effectively; and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes.

 

Year 9

Unit 1: Human Lifespan Development

(Internally Assessed)

How do people grow and develop throughout their lives? How can factors such as lifestyle choices, relationships and life events affect your growth and development? This unit provides learners with the opportunity to explore how we grow and develop throughout our lives and to investigate the factors that affect this growth and development. Learners will then go on to consider how these factors are interrelated.

Assessment: 2 assignments where the students’ complete a portfolio that is internally assessed.

 

Year 10

Unit 2: Health and Social Care Services and Values

(Internally Assessed)

What is good practice in health and social care? What ensures that good practice is applied to support individuals who use health and social care services? In this unit learners will gain an understanding of how these care values are applied in health and social care settings, and their importance to work in the sector. They will also apply these values in practice.

Assessment: 2 assignments where the students’ complete a portfolio that is internally assessed.

 

Year 11

Unit 3:  Health and Wellbeing assessed by Synoptic External assessment.

(Synoptic External assessment)

What does ‘being healthy’ mean to different people?  What are the different factors that might influence health and wellbeing. What are the key health indicators and how to interpret them? Be able to assess an individual’s health and create a health and wellbeing improvement plan for that person, which includes targets and recommendations of support services available.  Then reflect on the potential challenges the person may face when putting the plan into action.

Assessment: Case study provide by the exam board coursework completed under controlled conditions and externally marked.

Useful Website Resources

http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx - NHS

http://www.bbc.co.uk/search/news/?q=health - BBC Health

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/btec-tech-awards/health-and-social-care.html - Examination Board Website

 

Useful books

Moonie, N (2005)  Health and Social Care AS level  Heinemann

Fisher, A (et al) (2012)  Health and Social Care AS level  Oxford

Moonie, N (2006)  Health and Social Care A2 level  Heinemann

Thomson, H. & Fisher, A (et al) (2012)  Health and Social Care A2 level Oxford

Aslangul, S. (2002)  Health and Social Care GCSE  Hodder & Stoughton

Haworth, E (et al) (2002)  Health and Social Care GCSE  Heinemann

Haworth, E and Ahston, A (2009)  Health and Social Care GCSE  Heinemann

Clarke, L. (2002)  Health and Social Care GCSE  Nelson Thornes

Fisher, A. (et al)   (2003)  Health and Social Care GCSE  Folens

Fisher, A. (et al)   (2009)  Health and Social Care GCSE  Folens

Walsh, M. (2002)  Health and Social Care GCSE  Collins

Walsh, M. (2009)  Health and Social Care GCSE  Collins